One year after it explored plans to move its headquarters to Camden Yards, the State Highway Administration has decided to remain in Mount Vernon.
The state earlier this year renewed its lease for the six-story building at 707 N. Calvert St. through the end of 1997. It also has options to renew its leases for space in two nearby buildings, 211 E. Madison St. and the Mount Vernon Market Center at 808 Guilford Ave., according to representatives for those buildings.
The decision means the state agency and its more than 1,000 employees will be a continued presence in Mount Vernon for years to come, and it will not be vacating its more than 200,000 square feet of office space in the area. It also means the agency will no longer pursue plans to build an $18 million office addition to the old B&O warehouse in Camden Yards, near the new baseball stadium.